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 California State University, Fullerton

Welcome to Chicana and Chicano Studies

Welcome! Bienvenidos! Ximopanolti! Bem-vindos! Bienvenue! Benvenuti!

The Chicana and Chicano Studies department at CSU Fullerton (one of the first established in the U.S.) is an inter-disciplinary program that covers a breadth of topics from the roots of Chicana/o cultural traditions beginning with Meso-American cultures and extending into a multitude of areas of contemporary society including (but not limited to) politics, gender and sexuality, migration, literature, education, music, art, and spirituality.
We offer an exciting array of courses with dedicated and dynamic faculty members. Along with our courses, we also organize department- and campus-wide events that showcase our academic and community work.
Our department puts students at the center of the work that we do, with a focus on high-quality teaching and mentorship.


We view learning as a transformative process—for the student and the faculty member. We believe that students bring knowledge with them to the university and in Chicana/o Studies we blend and enhance their knowledge with our critical insights in our courses. We are proud of the impressive achievements of our current students and alumni.
For the last few years our students have presented research papers at our prestigious national association, National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies - NACCS . Our majors/minors participate in many programs on campus including Honors and the Ronald McNair Scholars Program. Our student organization, C@SA (Chicana and Chicano Studies Alliance), leads a successful Día de los Muertos event and research symposium each year. Chicana/o students enjoy a strong sense of community and belonging that contributes to their overall student success and development.

Chicana/o Studies at CSU Fullerton puts the "S" in HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution)! Enjoy surfing the site, and we hope to see you soon in one of our classes or at one of our events. Please contact us via Facebook or Twitter (the tabs are to the left) or call us at (657) 278-3731 if you would like to learn more.


Paz (Peace),

Alexandro José Gradilla, Department Chair